Braised Brisket

Brisket and Sweet Potatoes

Braised Brisket

Our favorite resort to visit in Mexico is the Beach Palace in Cancun.  It is an all-inclusive resort and the outdoor grill has the best brisket. I believe their brisket is a braised brisket that they finish on the grill.

Seriously, besides the ocean it is one of the things that keeps bringing us back to resort and I have been known to eat there almost every night of the vacation.   With the world on lock down due to COVID, I know we will probably not be making the trip again for awhile.  So I set off to try and copycat the recipe.  It has taken months, but this is really close!  

A few things to remember about Braised Brisket…

Brisket is a tough meat to work with as it is a lower quality cut of meat.  There is a delicate balance between making the meat tender and juicy. 

There are few important steps that you have to follow to ensure both. 

  1. The first is searing the meat to help hold in the juices. 
  2. The second is, once the brisket is done cutting it into thin slices and letting the meat soak in the braised liquids. 

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Brisket and Sweet Potatoes

Braised Brisket

A taste dish great for holiday dinners
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Resting time 30 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine Dinner, Holiday, Jewish
Servings 6
Calories 399 kcal


  • 2 ½ to 3 lb brisket
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 large onions diced
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 2 teaspoon rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper


  • Season the brisket on both sides with thyme, rosemary, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  • Turn the stove onto medium heat and pour olive oil into cast iron pan.
  • Once the olive oil is hot place the brisket on the cast iron pan, let brown and flip brisket, and brown the other side. DO NOT COOK!
  • One brisket is brown on both sides remove from cast iron pan and add garlic and onions, cook until translucent.
  • Once the onions and garlic are done add the brisket back to the pan and cover tightly with tinfoil.
  • Place cast-iron skillet in the oven for 300F for 2 to 3 hours.
  • When the brisket is done cooking remove from oven and remove the tin foil. Let the brisket rest for about 30 minutes.
  • Thinly slice the brisket against the grain and place back in the braising liquid in the cast iron skillet for about 5 minutes. Enjoy!
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